El Tambor De Hojalata has ratings and reviews. Dan said: My reaction to finishing this book was ‘thank god that’s over’. I thought it was in. El tambor de hojalata, vol I has 25 ratings and 0 reviews: Hardcover. El Tambor De Hojalata has ratings and reviews. kaire said: هذه الروايه تحتاج إلى نفس عميق وطويلوتركيز شديد لا أملكه إن لم تكن الروايه للمت.

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Tengo curiosidad por ejemplo en lo que se refiere a las cuatro faldas que usaba la abuela de Oscar, cual es el significado para el. Federico marked it as to-read Aug 26, He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in He is mainly Oskar the more socially and emotionally available and Bruno the introspective drumming genius but he also dabbles at being Jesus, a round cheeked 3 year old baby, a tempter of thieves, an entertainer, a lover, a homeless man, a gravekeeper, a model and intelectual, Satan and more.

Actually I had to throw in the towel after pages.

El tambor de hojalata, vol I

I kept hoping it would grab me or offend me or make me feel something other than trapped in a pg. Sorry to all the people whom this book moved. Janette Carrillo rated it it was amazing Feb 02, This would be like comparing Beethoven with the Spice Girls! I leave it to the, oh I don’t know, cultural studies people maybe.

I just felt like I could see through Grass’s writing, and it felt like he wasn’t actually a great writer, he just had the ability to focus on some meaningless object or event and use a thesaurus to describe it circularly.

Jose Fer rated it it was ok May 08, There’s not enough realism to make the magic interesting. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I took two breaks whilst reading and still struggled to motivate myself to come back for the third part. Frankly, I wouldn’t have finished this if I had not been stuck in Croatia gujter internet or another english book.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. When I came upon it I was excited, and the first hundred pages flew by in a matter of hours.

InGrass caused controversy with his disclosure of his Waffen-SS service during the final months of World War II, which he had kept a secret until publishing his memoir that year.

He spends some of the war years as part dl a hojalara troupe of other midgets who travel around Europe grsss the German soldiers and after the war becomes a renowned and wealthy musician but he never seems to settle at any one thing for any great length of time. Perhaps you have already found it. The defence of the polish post office in Danzig is an example. Grass does have talent. Il fatto che la narrazione passi dalla prima alla terza persona non agevola la lettura, anzi, la rende pesante e difficilmente digeribile da assaporare fino in fondo.

El Tambor De Hojalata by Günter Grass (1 star ratings)

Oskar, daarentegen, blijft klein. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But I get very stubborn about classics and felt compelled to suffer through this til tamboor end. Before Oskar had unsuccessfully tried to abort the child of him Maria was bearing by once causing her fall and then by trying to stab her protruding belly. But I have read way too many Russian novels to ever be able to buy into the idea that a character is a symbol for a country.

But there is not enough reasons to blame him for what he made of himself, if one thinks that Oskar was not particularly a decent man. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Let this work of gather the dust of history. I suppose it’s just a different cultural perspective, though. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. So I could finish it and put it away. And I did find the setting — Germany during and post WWII — from this very odd little fellow’s point of view somewhat hoja,ata afterall.


Usually I won’t give up on a book, but due to what I’ve read about this book I am keeping my mental options open to quit. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Diego Bauman rated it really liked it Jan 27, I guess mainly because the names and places are unfamiliar but also the story line can jump around a bit. Return to Book Page. He describes the feminine smells of different women with symbols and passion.

But then, there is Solzhenitsyn. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He volunteered for submarine service with the Kriegsmarine “to get out of the confinement he felt as a teenager in his parents’ house” which he considered – in a very negative way – civic Catholic lower middle class.

I’m at the “get this person hojalaha from me” stage and I’ve only begun the book.

Oskar had no redeeming qualities and most of the characters were grotesque. Heriberto marked it as to-read Apr 15,